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  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence raises 2016 possibilities with Berlin speech

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence jumped into the debate over foreign policy Wednesday during a trade mission to Germany, saying the Obama administration's policy of "conciliatory diplomacy" toward Russia has failed. It's the clearest sign so far that Pence, who flirted with a run in 2008 while leader...

  • Marco Rubio: Terrorists training in Syria may strike U.S.

    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that terrorists training in ungoverned swaths of Syria could "soon" attack American interests around the world — or even on the nation's home soil.

  • US declines to name China a currency manipulator

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is raising concern about the value of China's currency but is declining, as in recent years, to accuse Beijing of manipulating it. The administration also expressed concern Tuesday about South Korea's actions in currency markets and about countries...

  • White House supports Ukrainian military operation to preserve 'law and order'

    The White House backs the Ukrainian government's decision to direct its military to confront pro-Russian militants and attempt to retake buildings and other areas they've seized in the eastern part of the country. The Ukrainian military flooded into an airport near Slovyansk, Ukraine on...

  • Crisis in Ukraine distracts Obama foreign policy team ahead of Asia trip

    Nearly one week before President Obama's latest multi-country tour through Asia, a crisis in the Ukraine is again stealing the administration's foreign policy focus as pro-Russian militants ignore a deadline set by Kiev to withdraw from towns throughout the eastern part of the country. Russian...

  • It's time for Congress to hit the 'reset' button on public diplomacy

    George Kennan knew a thing or two about how nations treat one another. In 1946, while serving as deputy chief of the U.S. mission in Moscow, he penned "the long telegram." That assessment of what motivated the Soviet Union shaped U.S. policy toward Moscow for decades.

  • Rand Paul defends Jeb Bush on immigration, clarifies Iraq criticism of Dick Cheney

    U.S. senator and likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul on Sunday criticized the recent suggestion of another possible GOP hopeful, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, that illegal immigration to the U.S. is an "act of love" rather than a felony. Paul said that Bush "might have...

  • Samantha Power: Ukraine attacks bear 'telltale signs of Moscow's involvement'

    United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power suggested Sunday that the Russian government is behind recent escalation of the crisis in Ukraine involving gunfights between Ukrainian government forces and Russian protesters. Powers said in an appearance on ABC that those clashes...

  • Major economies express confidence about growth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials of the world's major economies expressed confidence Friday that they can meet an ambitious goal of boosting global growth by $2 trillion over the next five years. That's despite a variety of threats including rising political tensions over Russia's actions...

  • US levies more sanctions over Crimea takeover

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Friday sanctioned the former vice speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, six Crimean separatist leaders and a Crimea-based gas company over Russia's takeover of the Crimean Peninsula. "Crimea is occupied territory," said David Cohen, the...

  • No. 2 US diplomat to retire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The second-highest ranking American diplomat is retiring this fall after a 32-year career in the foreign service that included stints as U.S. ambassador to Russia and Jordan, top Middle East hand and leader of a team that held secret talks with Iran. Deputy Secretary of...

  • White House denies visa for Iran's United Nations envoy

    The White House announced Friday that the U.S. will not grant a visa to Iran's new envoy to the United Nations, citing his involvement in the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. “We have informed the United Nations and Iran that we will not issue a visa to Mr. [Hamid] Abutalebi,” White House...

  • White House to Iran: No visa for UN envoy pick

    The White House says the U.S. has informed Iran that it will not issue a visa to Teheran's pick for envoy to the United Nations. It's the first time the White House has clarified the status of the controversial pick.

  • John McCain: Obama's pick for Norway ambassador will 'be a joke'

    Sen. John McCain pledged to redouble his fight against several of President Obama's ambassador nominees, vowing to gum up their confirmation process as much as he can now that Senate rules no longer allow opponents to filibuster White House political appointments. The Arizona Republican for...

  • Congress puts fate of Iran's choice for U.N. ambassador in Obama's hands

    The White House isn't saying whether President Obama will sign legislation designed to block a visa for Iran's new ambassador to the United Nations, but spokesman Jay Carney predicted the crisis would have "no impact" on the ongoing nuclear talks. The legislation cleared the House by unanimous...



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